NMBS/SNCB to GTFS scraper
Scrapes the Belgian railways and generates GTFS files for the current year.
If you're unsure what GTFS is, check the explanation at http://gtfs.org.
Following traintypes are included: IC, ICE, L, P, S, TGV, THALYS, TRN and EXT
You can download a copy at: http://gtfs.irail.be/
We use the PHP package manager composer. Make sure it's installed and then run
composer install from this directory. It's safe to run
composer update each time you generate a new GTFS dump: the stations list is fetched over composer.
We also have a dependency for nodejs and npm. You will need this to generate the stations file.
You can configure the start_date, end_date, feed_version, language and train_types of the GTFS-files by changing config.php in your favorite editor.
By default, the $TEST variable is set to
true, which means that you are only going to scrape 1 day. Set this to false to scrape 3 months of data
Generating the GTFS file
There are a couple of scripts in the scripts folder. Run them in order. The scraped results will be in the dist folder.
mkdir dist ./scripts/build.sh
Afterwards, go to the dist folder, and create a zip archive:
cd dist/ zip brail-0.1.zip * # remove them for the next run rm *.txt
Your NMBS/SNCB GTFS file is now ready for publishing!